As scheduled, Xiaomi’s independent sub-brand Poco unveiled its budget smartphone dubbed Poco C3. For those who’re unaware, the brand was teasing the device from the beginning of this month. This is the company’s most affordable offering and sits right below the previously-launched Poco M2. Poco is pitting its all-new C2 smartphone directly with the Realme C lineup. No wonder, the device is nothing but a rebranded Redmi 9C for the Indian market. Well, here’s everything you need to know about it.
Poco C3: Price in India, Availability
Poco in e-commerce partnership with Flipkart launched its budget smartphone today. The device was the Flipkart’s new launch of the day as a part of its coming Big Billion Sale. Poco C3 comes in two memory configurations namely 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB variants. The base model will set you back around INR 7,499 (i.e. $102) price tag while the top variant is priced at INR 8,999 (i.e. $122).
Interested buyers can choose between three color options – Arctic Blue, Lime Green, and Matte Black. As mentioned earlier, it will be available exclusively via Flipkart, an Indian e-commerce platform. In fact, the first sale of the device is scheduled for October 16 i.e. next week.
The all-new Poco C3 shares a lot of its specs and design from the Redmi 9C that was launched in Malaysia back in June. The all-new C3 makes use of a large 6.53-inch IPS LCD display having an FHD+ resolution (720 x 1600 pixels). The display also features a waterdrop notch that houses the front selfie camera. Under the hood, the device runs on MediaTek Helio G35 chipset paired with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU and up to 4GB RAM.
Coming to the internal storage, the device supports up to 64GB built-in storage which is expandable via microSD card. For optics, we’re looking at a triple rear camera module featuring a 13MP primary sensor. The main lens is accompanied by a 5MP ultrawide sensor and a 2MP depth unit. For selfies and video calling, there is a 5MP front snapper housed inside the notch.
Poco C3 gets is power from a large 5,000 mAh battery packed inside. There is no information on the charging capabilities but we’re expecting it to be the 10W standard one. On the software from, the device runs on Android 10 with Poco Clean Experience based on MIUI 12. With Poco Clean Experience, the company is trying to achieve a minimal approach. It also promises to offer a completely ad-free software experience.
Other specifications include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM, Bluetooth, audio jack, P2i nanocoating, and rust-proof ports.